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From Conor MacNeill <>
Subject Re: Manifest files for JAR ...
Date Tue, 12 Mar 2002 08:58:58 GMT
Jon Skeet wrote:

>>Is there a way in Ant to create manifest files for JAR files? 
>>Is anyone out there doing this already somehow?
>>If not I have a class (not an ant target yet!) that runs on 
>>the command line
>>to build a manifest file including the following:
>>I guess I should add 'Main-Class', anyway if no one has done 
>>this already and I just missed it then I'll create a task.
> The ability to do this is certainly in the nightly 1.5 builds - see the documentation
on the website for a sample.

Just to expand on Jon's comment. You can create a manifest in-line in Ant 1.4.1. 
It is not documented but it is possible and is included in the Ant 1.5 


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